Practice What You Preach – Using DBT in Real Life

Storm of the Year was no joke.  A few week ago while I headed from Ventura County to Orange County for a networking event. A commute that would normally take an hour and a half took over 3 hours as the relentless rain kept beating down. Knowing that the weather was going to be this way, I went into … [Read more...]

Help for College Students with Borderline Personality Disorder

Most students want a quality education but quickly discover that earning a college degree can be tough. College applications are grueling and finding classes that fit your schedule & interest can be frustrating. Then, once the semester starts, keeping your attention on books instead of friends … [Read more...]

Spread The Love!

Here at OPI, Valentine’s Day is all about spreading love and joy to others!  We believe February 14th is a day to emphasize how important friendships, happiness, and of course tasty candy is to all us.  This year the Extracurricular Activities Department created treats for both participants and … [Read more...]

MLK 2017 Day of Service

Every year in January, Americans across the country join together to complete service projects in honor of Martin Luther King. Though OPI has regular monthly community service events, we decided to join in on the MLK Day of Service for 2017. This year we volunteered with the Los Angeles Regional … [Read more...]

Money Smarts: How to Budget Your Income for Independent Living           

I remember moving out for the first time. There were a bunch of expenses I hadn’t even thought of! When you’re living at home or in a dorm, everything is taken care of for you. Of course, you might share the cost of your cell phone or gas or car insurance, but did you know that your financial … [Read more...]

Five Signs You Need New Friends

We’ve all been there – hanging out with the same group of people since who knows when. We’ve come to accept them for everything they are, faults and all. We’ve already forgiven them for the pain they will cause us in the future because we’re best buds. But, you know what? Being made to feel less … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Stay Motivated and Achieve Your Goals

Let’s face it: this is the day and age of instant gratification. You want a coffee, order it on your app, and pick it up in 2 minutes. You want a book you heard about, it’ll be at your door in 24-48 hours. No one has to wait for anything anymore. Thus, staying motivated is getting harder and harder … [Read more...]

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